Team Leads

Accounts and Billing
Isabel Flaumitsch
accounts@apcircuits.com
(403) 250-3406 X106

Fabrication Process Quality Control
David Woo
wood@apcircuits.com
(403) 250-3406 X105

CAD Process Management 
Bruce McMuldroch
mcmuldb@apcircuits.com
(403) 250-3406 X202

Plant Engineering
Jim Godfrey
godfreyj@apcircuits.com
(403) 250-3406 X108

Secretary Treasurer
Ms.Terry Johnson
terry@apcircuits.com
(403) 250-3406

President
Dan McMuldroch
mcmuldd@apcircuits.com
(403) 250-3406

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3-1112 40 Ave NE Calgary AB Canada T2E 5T8

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Alberta Printed Circuits Ltd., or AP Circuits, is a privately-owned Canadian company.

This policy applies to Alberta Printed Circuits Ltd. and any related companies.

The technology underlying the information economy provides a number of benefits that improve the quality of our lives. This technology also gives rise to concerns about the protection of privacy rights and the individual's right to control the use and exchange of personal information. By implementing a policy for personal information, AP Circuits demonstrates their commitment to the protection of personal information. This document is a voluntary policy for the protection of personal information. The policy addresses two broad issues: the way AP Circuits collects, uses, discloses, and protects personal information; and the right of individuals to have access to personal information about themselves, and, if necessary, to have the information corrected.

What's Tracked

At AP Circuits, we collect two types of information data: Personal and Non-personal information.

Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include business contact information.
Business Contact Information means an individual’s name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email, business fax number, and other similar business information used to contact an individual in his or her capacity as an employee of an organization.

Collection means gathering, acquiring, recording, photographing, or obtaining personal information from any source, and by any means.
Disclosure means showing, telling, sending, or giving personal information to some other individual or organization, or the public.

    With your consent, we may use your personal information for a number of different purposes:
    - fulfill requests for products, services, or information
    - provide customer services offer new products and services
    - measure and improve the effectiveness of our Web Sites or our marketing endeavors
    - tailor our offerings to your preferences 
We may also collect and summarize customer information in a format that no longer identifies the individual for statistical purposes. Personal information typically includes your name, address, phone number, credit card information, and e-mail address. You can always choose not to provide us with any of your personal information. However, if you make this choice, we may not be able to provide you with the product, service, or information you requested. For example, we can only deliver your order if you provide us with your address and phone number and a valid method of payment.

Your Implied Consent
In some cases, your consent is implied if we ask you to provide personal information with a stated purpose. For example, we can only deliver the product you have purchased if you provide us with your address and phone number.

Your Express Consent
In other cases, we will ask you to give your express consent to use your personal information to advise you of products or services that may be of interest. You always have the opportunity to “opt out” of having your information used for this purpose.

Withdrawing Your Consent
If you have “opted in”, we will always provide you the opportunity to “opt-out”.

Automation

Like many other Web Sites, we automatically collect certain non-personal information regarding Web Site users that does not identify you. Examples include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Web Site, the Internet address of the Web Site from which you linked directly to our Web Site, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Web Site you visit, the Web Site pages read and images viewed, and the content you download from the Web Site. This non-personal information is used for Web Site and system administration and the statistical information collected is shared with Google Analytics for content enrichment and delivery performance improvements to this Web Site. 
Cookies are implemented on our web site. They are used to verify a returning user’s identity and are not shared for marketing purposes. 
Tracking Information: We may use non-personal information to compile tracking information reports regarding Web Site user demographics and Web Site traffic patterns. We may also link tracking information with personal information voluntarily provided by Web Site users. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed in accordance with this Policy. 
Links to Other Web Sites: Our Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another Web Site or Internet resource. AP Circuits has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other Web Sites or Internet resources or their collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information.
We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other sites to learn how they collect and use information about you.

Disclosure

AP Circuits does not sell your personal information. We may share your information with third parties acting on our behalf or as permitted or required by law. AP Circuits may disclose your information as permitted or required by law: to a government institution or other person or entity that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information where we have reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person, or entity with jurisdiction to compel the production of the information to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information to our legal counsel
Service Providers
AP Circuits may share your personal information with certain service providers in order to provide products and services to you, to verify and validate information, and to address customer service matters. Examples of service providers include credit card issuers, delivery or courier services, and affiliates who provide services or products on our behalf. AP Circuits may also verify your personal information, including but not limited to your address and credit card information, with third party service providers. We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal information is used in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If you do not wish us to provide your personal information to those service providers, we may be unable to process your transaction.
Verify Me
You can check your information to verify, update, or correct it, and to have any obsolete information removed. You can also ask to review any of the information that we have retained, how we use it, and to whom we have disclosed it at any time by contacting us at accounts@apcircuits.com. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, and provided we can authenticate your identity, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You can also ask us to change your preferences regarding how we use or disclose your information, or let us know that you do not wish to receive any further communication from us.
Protection
The security of your personal information is a high priority for AP Circuits. We maintain appropriate safeguards and current security standards to protect your personal information, whether recorded on paper or captured electronically, against unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse. Although we cannot take responsibility for any theft, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction of data by a third party, we take reasonable precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Removal
We keep your information only as long as we need it for the products and services you have requested and for a reasonable time thereafter or to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards that meet these requirements. We destroy your information when it is no longer needed, or we remove your personally identifiable information. You can also request that we remove your information from our records. Subject to our requirements for continued retention of your information, for example, for billing, audit or warranty purposes, we will make every reasonable effort to honor your request.

To accommodate changes in our service, technology, and legal developments, this Policy may change over time. We may add, change, or remove portions of this Policy when we feel it is appropriate to do so. Whenever we update this Policy we will change the date on the Policy to indicate when the changes were made.

  • Drafted: 2004 June 01 
  • Content update:2011 June 01 
  • Content review: 2012 Dec 01 
  • Content review: 2015 Jan 15 
  • Content update: 2015 April 10 
  • Content review: 2016 Jan 31
AP Circuits is responsible for all personal information under its control. Our privacy manager is accountable for AP Circuits’ compliance with the principles described here. If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about the privacy policies stated here, you can:

    •  Write Us at: AP Circuits 3-1112 40 Ave NE, Calgary AB, Canada T2E-5T8
    •  Call Us at: (403) 250-3406
    •  Send Us Email: accounts@apcircuits.com

    We will respond to your request or investigate your concern as quickly as possible.


AP Circuits was opened in 1984 to address the needs of it's founders:  "Prototype quantities for reasonable price and delivery".  The vendors of the day were not able to produce boards at a price all developers and enthusiasts could afford. Engineers faced difficult choices with time and budgets (so what's new right?), with each design and revision costing thousands to produce. Wire-wrap and layout tape were the common items on an engineer's desktop.

Layouts were often masterful works of "art" and forethought.  "PCB-Art" departments were stand-alone in many companies of the day.  Layer artwork was done by hand, usually at 4x scale, using light tables, background grids taped to the glass, and vellum overlaying the grid.  Each adhesive trace and pad painstakingly placed and trimmed by hobby-knife on the vellum.   Each layer requiring another sheet of vellum layered over the previous,...while keeping it in registration,...without moving the adhesive traces stuck to the sheet below.  The adhesives had a tendency to sweat resin onto the upper sheet.. needless to say layout and proofing were delicate steps. 

With art approval in place, a photographic reduction of each vellum sheet was done by a line camera to create the master film. The layer films were then delivered to the board shop where the pad-master film was digitized by manual "bomb sight" optical encoding for hole locations and routing. The intense manual effort involved in design and fabrication of the early PCBs were the reason for the common sight of cut traces and jumper wires on production boards. It was simply too resource intensive to correct.

The PC changed everything in the blink of an eye.  CAD systems were replacing entire art departments along with the associated line camera photography. Needless to say PC's eliminated many manual and detail-intensive art/data management issues involved moving a circuit board design from vellum and into physical reality. 

AP Circuits capitalized on newly emerging personal computer technology, developing our own custom CAM software to interpret the multiple variances CAD systems of the day produced. We were the very first, inexpensive, quick-turn, commercial prototyping facility in the world.  The rest, as they say, is history. Hundreds of thousands of designs have passed through our doors, some still serving ongoing roles in the vastness of space! 

In our 30+ years of service, engineering teams have supported our facility and schooled our personnel in countless ways.  It's people just like you who have helped us build the reputation as the "go to guys" when the pressure is really on.  Thanks to people just like you, we continue learn and mature as a team. Your recommendations have been instrumental in refining our infrastructure and development of the services we offer today!

Our Mission Statement: Consistent quality with unsurpassed customer service.

Respectfully Yours,

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Dan McMuldroch
President
AP Circuits


Alberta Printed Circuits Ltd. acknowledges the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502 concerning products containing metals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must be reported to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

We have preformed our due diligence and have received letters of conformance from our materials suppliers in which their respective products do not contain metals originating from the DRC or its neighboring countries.

You may request a copy of our supplier's letters of conformance by emailing dodd@apcircuits.com

Our letter of conformance: APC-Dodd-Frank.PDF and or our CMRT.PDF or the XLS version declaration.

Getting your order to you on time is a shared responsibility. A high level of automated processing is required to manage the information we receive from you. This helps control labor cost and allows us to remain competitive.  Your initial transmission requires critical information to prevent delay.  

When operator intervention is required we need to contact you. It is very important that you provide us with a telephone number where you can be reached. We will be unable to proceed without your guidance, and your order will be delayed as a result. We will manufacture your order to the specifications of the service type you have requested. 

You can do your part by avoiding some common pitfalls: 

  • all files in your data set are complete and from the same design version
  • output in the same measurement system and resolution for NC and Gerber files
  • output Gerber images exactly as drafted, no mirroring, flipping, merges etc
  • the bottom should be an x-ray view from the top through the substrate to bottom
  • ensure your files are not corrupt or empty
  • all fabrication notes are on a mechanical layer and or in a read.me file
  • don't scatter crucial details across multiple documents

Please ensure you include a minimum of the following information: 

  • who ordered the board
  • where are we shipping the boards
  • a method of payment will be required, sorry no CODs
  • service requirements (prototype, multi-layer, etc.)
  • material type and substrate thickness
  • board dimensions and contour outline on the mechanical layer 
  • layer designation key e.g. *.g01 = top layer etc. 
  • designer contact and phone number

Please review Place an Order for complete details on ordering procedures. If you need information on file types follow this link


I've sent you the wrong data!

Is it too late to change it?
Change or cancellation requests must be phoned in immediately to (403) 250-3406.
Orders which have been formatted cannot be canceled.
Provided your data has not already been added to the production queue there may be an opportunity to exchange your data set. If it is possible to exchange your data there is a nominal $25.00 fee plus the actual order cost on all in-house services. In the event of a data exchange, your new data is still subject to cutoff time. If some of your order is in production, we will terminate the unplaced balance and adjust your order to reflect only the pieces already processing. We will ship both versions when the revision is complete. 
Changes to orders placed with our technology partners are prorated based on the work completed.

Our goal is your complete satisfaction

Assist us by making sure the data you provide is complete. Verify you are sending the correct revision and ensure your fabrication information is consistent throughout the data package including any special instructions you may provide. 

In the event of fabrication discrepancy, our warranty is limited to re-work or replacement of the blank boards only. This policy applies to our in-house and technology partner products. 

Your Quality Approval process must report fabrication discrepancies within 90 days of receipt. Should you require additional time to complete your acceptance process, please advise us when placing the order. 

Should your design criteria exceed production tolerances, we will inform you and request instruction. Failures as a result of tolerance issues will not eligible for rework or replacement when you authorize "proceed as-is".

We encourage you to visit Technology & Resources

The Layout Resources link provides a gateway to design guides, calculators, layout programs and components
The Maker Portal links you to robotics, projects, ideas, vendors and more

Follow this link for information on data format and required files for fabrication
Considering a PCB layout program? A small selection of CAD programs can be found here.

The most valuable resource at this facility is our Fabrication Team and we're here to answer your questions so don't hesitate to contact our friendly staff for assistance.

EOL - End of Life Products

APClient - released in 1997

Status: EOL - discontinued

APClient will no longer connect to our site due to substantial changes to FTP and to the Order System.
Please use: Place an Order located in the main navigation bar, then select the button "Order Online
This will require new login credentials. Please select "Continue as a Guest" to place your order. At the end of the process you will be given an option to create an account, place another order, or return to the home page. 

MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

This Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made as of March 27, 2017 (the “Effective Date”), by and between Alberta Printed Circuits Ltd. having offices at 3-1112 40 Ave NE Calgary, AB Canada T2E 5T8 (“AP Circuits”), and [Company Name:] having offices at [Company Address:] (“Company”).

In order to pursue discussions regarding a potential business relationship between the parties hereto (the “Business Purpose”), [Company Name:] and AP Circuits recognize that there is a need to disclose to one another certain confidential information of each party to be used only for the Business Purpose and to protect such confidential information from unauthorized use and disclosure.

In consideration of the other party’s disclosure of such information, each party agrees as follows:

  1. This Agreement will apply to all confidential and proprietary information disclosed by one party (the “Disclosing Party”) to the other party (the “Receiving Party”), which the Disclosing Party identifies in writing as confidential or, if disclosed orally, identifies as confidential at the time of disclosure and summarizes in writing to the Receiving Party within thirty (30) days of such disclosure (collectively, “Confidential Information”).

  2. Each party agrees (i) to hold the other party’s Confidential Information in strict confidence, (ii) not to disclose such Confidential Information to any third parties, (iii) not to use such Confidential Information for any purpose except for the Business Purpose, and (iv) to implement reasonable procedures to prohibit the disclosure, unauthorized duplication or misuse of such Confidential Information. Each party may disclose the other party’s Confidential Information to its responsible employees with a bona fide need to know, but only to the extent necessary to carry out the Business Purpose. Each party agrees to instruct all such employees not to disclose such Confidential Information to third parties, including consultants, without the prior written permission of the Disclosing Party.

  3. Each party will at all times protect the Confidential Information of the other party with at least the same standard of care as it exercises to protect its own confidential information of like importance, but in no event less than reasonable care.

  4. Confidential Information will not include information which: (i) is now, or hereafter becomes, through no act or failure to act on the part of the Receiving Party, generally known or available to the public; (ii) was acquired by the Receiving Party before receiving such information from the Disclosing Party and without restriction as to use or disclosure; (iii) is hereafter rightfully furnished to the Receiving Party by a third party, without restriction as to use or disclosure; (iv) is information which the Receiving Party can document was independently developed by the Receiving Party; (v) is required to be disclosed pursuant to law, provided the Receiving Party uses reasonable efforts to give the Disclosing Party reasonable notice of such required disclosure; or (vi) is disclosed with the prior written consent of the Disclosing Party.

  5. Upon the Disclosing Party’s request, the Receiving Party will promptly return or destroy all copies of any Confidential Information provided here-under in such party’s possession or control and, upon request, will furnish to such other party an affidavit or declaration signed by an officer of such party certifying that such delivery or destruction has been fully effected. 6. Each party recognizes and agrees that nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed as granting any rights to the Receiving Party, by license or otherwise, to any of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information except as specified in this Agreement. All Confidential Information is provided by the Disclosing Party “AS IS.”

  6. The parties acknowledge that all of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information is owned solely by the Disclosing Party (or its licencors) and that the unauthorized disclosure or use of such Confidential Information would cause irreparable harm and significant injury, the degree of which may be difficult to ascertain. Accordingly, the parties agree that the Disclosing Party will have the right to obtain an immediate injunction enjoining any breach of this Agreement, as well as the right to pursue any and all other rights and remedies available at law or in equity for such a breach.

  7. This Agreement will be construed, interpreted, and applied in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta (excluding its body of law controlling conflicts of laws). This Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement regarding the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings and communications, oral or written, between the parties regarding the subject matter of this Agreement. Neither party may assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party.

  8. AP Circuits will not be liable for the disclosure of Confidential Information to third parties if:
    • fabrication data is transmitted electronically and accessed by unauthorized third parties: or
    • the physical board is examined by unauthorized third parties while in transit (Customs, Shippers, etc.)

  9. This Agreement will remain in effect for [Time Span:] from the date of the last disclosure of Confidential Information, at which time it will terminate. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the Effective Date by their duly authorized officers or representatives.

Alberta Printed Circuits Ltd. [Company Name:]
Company Company
www.apcircuits.com [Your Website:]
Web Address
Web Address
Daniel McMuldroch
[Authorized By:]
Authorized Agent
Authorizing Agent
President [Corporate Job Title:]
Title Title
March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017
Dated
Dated
______________________________ ______________________________
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